The World Bank has classified the economies of the world on the basis of income and region for the year 2006. This is a classification of all the member countries of the and other economies with populations more than 30,000. The groups made are as follows:
Lower Income Economies (with $825 or less)
Lower Middle Income Economies (With $826-3,255)
Upper Middle Income Economies (With $3,256-10,065) and
High Income Economies (With $10,066 or More)
Classification is made among the income groups as to 2004 GNI per capita and regions by using the World Bank Atlas Method.
The US Federal Reserve this week has moved one step closer to lifting interest rates by ending its controversial bond-buying program. This begins a long-anticipated process that will take many months to complete: the metamorphosis of a dove into a hawk.
This leaves us with the question of a date for an actual rate hike – a moment economists expect surveyed by CNBC expect will be in July 2015, a month later than previously forecast.
Professor at Columbia University. Recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001 & the John Bates Clark Medal in 1979. Author of "Freefall: America, Free Markets", "The Sinking of the World Economy", "Globalisation and its Discontents" & "Making Globalisation Work".
Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom from 1992 to 2007. Prime Minister of the UK between 2007 and 2010. Inaugural 'Distinguished Leader in Residence' at New York University. Advisor at World Economic Forum